16 Swimming Spots in Western Massachusetts

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One of our readers asked about swimming holes in western Massachusetts to take her family to this summer, and while many locals keep their best swimming holes a treasured secret, several of our readers shared some of their favorite, not-so-secret, swimming spots in the region.


Swimming Holes in Western Massachusetts


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7 Comments on “16 Swimming Spots in Western Massachusetts

  1. Is skeeterville swimming hole still a place to go?My aunt went here as a child

  2. 2014: The Lenox Sunny Beach will open officially on Wed. June 25th at noon. Lifeguards will be on duty every day from 10am-4pm. Bathrooms will be locked at 8pm. Please remember NO DOGS at the beach, NO ALCOHOL, and if you plan to kayak, canoe or boating of any kind please use the boat ramp just past the Cork ‘n Hearth. NO CAMPS OR BUSES please. Any questions please contact Kim Graham, Director of the LCC at 413-637-5530.

  3. Great list! Just remember to please take your trash with you. I live near one of these swimming holes, and by August I’m tired of picking up cans, bottles, and diapers. So, please: carry in, carry out, and have a great time!

  4. Musante Beach in Leeds, DAR in Goshen & Hamton Ponds in Westfield. It’s also nice to take a dip in the rivers at Look Park & Mill river that runs from Smith College to behind the high school.

  5. Laurel Lake at Erving State Forest is clean, clear, peaceful and beautiful. Parking is $5

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